Favourite Photos 2012

Sunday: Sodden sisters

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Pauvre dying puppyhead


Wax medical models from the 1800s

Friday: another hideous sunrise

Wednesday: beautiful light

Thursday: pinkest pink dusk

Saturday: Jason and Kate's cake


Shaky Isles: disappointing coffee

Saturday: Craig at Auckland Art Gallery


(I miss Rome so much)


366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: christmas treats
I made, ate, and uploaded the recipe for marshmallow-hot-chocolate-candy-cane-coco-pop treats.

Boredom and almost too much time on my hands and the end of the year and all of a sudden I was bleaching the end of my hair? I’m not sure how that happened either.

I’m doing Bard in the Yard again! I’m playing Maria in Twelfth Night!
The night of the first read through was soft with heavy fog.

Annual Mulligan holiday season trip to the Kirk’s Christmas shop.

Pretty flowers in green bins on Cuba Street.

Flying to Auckland for Christmas, darling Craig was already getting in the spirit of the season… accidentally of course.

We escaped the North Shore almost immediately and headed for the city & the Art Gallery.

I think Auckland is just messing with me – the weather is pretty much always rubbish when I hope for it to be good. Though I know from … friends and the news and everything that the weather up there is purportedly quite good. MESSING WITH ME.

It didn’t feel very Christmassy for whatever reason. So Craig and I bought bits to make gingerbread cookies and then we watched Die Hard 1.
Christmas traditions.

Craig’s family are big into their family photos. It takes quite a lot of time.

My family are more into just taking photos of each other hanging out.
(We made it back from Auckland to spend Boxing Day with my family)

My flatmate, ladies and gentleman, is the kind of guy who will buy 3 kilos of gummi bears just because. You’re jealous, I know.

Today Craig and I took our Christmas tree down for yet another year.
I wonder where we’ll be spending Christmas in 2013.

Who knows.

Oh oh! Tomorrow Craig and I are heading off to Levin to spend New Years with friends in a fabulous villa with a wood fired pizza oven. It should be fantastic. But I shan’t have proper internet access so it might also be the worst thing ever.
(it won’t be)

Christmas Krispies

Sunday: christmas treats

So, you may have noticed that it’s coming up to Christmas so, naturally, I had to find some kind of dreadfully unhealthy treat to which I could add candy canes.
This year, I think I may have outdone myself.

(Just reading the recipe makes my teeth hurt just a bit. And they are dangerously tasty. Beware)

The working title for this was marshmallow-hot-chocolate-candy-cane-coco-pop treats. But, since the greater part of the world knows marshmallow plus puffed rice as “rice krispies” that’s what I’m going with also.

Christmas Krispies

6 cups coco pops, coco snaps, or other coco-flavoured puffed rice cereal
1/4 cup butter
1 bag of mini marshmallows, plus 2 cups divided (About a bag and a half total)
6 Tbsp hot chocolate mix
6 mini candy canes or 3 regular sized candy canes
Baking paper

1. Line a baking tray or pan with baking paper.
2. Melt butter in large pot over low heat.
3. Add one bag of mini marshmallows and hot chocolate powder.
4. Stir while continuing to cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted and chocolate is mixed in. Remove from heat.
5. Unwrap your candy canes, put them in a plastic bag, and bash them into powder & chunks.
6. Mix in your 6 cups Coco Snaps or equivalent. DO NOT BE TERRIFIED IF THE MIXTURE LOOKS LIKE COBWEBS.
7. Add in MOST of the rest of your mini marshmallows and all of the pulverized candy canes.
8. Stir until marshmallows & candy canes are evenly distributed.
9. Pour into the prepared pan. Use an extra piece of baking paper to press it down – it’s very sticky.
10. If you have remaining mini marshmallows, pour them on top and press into the mix.
11. Cool for 30 minutes and cut into squares.

Store air tight for up to 2 days.

The name needs some work.

Original recipe found all OVER the place.

366 in 2012 (two weeks in one!)

366 in 2012

Sunday: Warehouse Toy Section
Craig was searching the toy section for a present for a friend’s new baby.

Monday: I didn't choose the scab life, the scab life chose me
I didn’t choose the scablife, the scablife chose me.
(my Rose Hardy tattoo was healing nicely)

Tuesday: House Sitting day
Heading into the last House sitting weeks of the year. Everyone was exhausted.

Wednesday: House sitting and rain
Oh Wellington, early summer is always so rainy.

Thursday: Parliament bookshop closing
The bookshop at the bottom of Bowen House at Parliament is shutting up shop. The closure of bookshops always makes me sad.

Friday: Christmas party season
Started to see Christmas parties around the city. It’s the season.

Saturday: upper Cuba street
I love these buildings in upper Cuba street. They’re slightly falling apart but I adore it.

Sunday: post-audition cupcake and sunshine
We drove around to Eastbourne for an audition and spent the afternoon sitting in the sun by the sea.

Monday: broken front door
Late Sunday night a girl in our building had forgotten her swipe card but it was so late and our buzzer doesn’t work anyway. Then on Monday morning the front door was smashed. I hoped they were unrelated – especially since it wasn’t completely shattered so getting in that way wouldn’t have worked.

Tuesday: Chris bought a LOT of sodas
Our flatmate went on a road trip to Palmerston North and brought back a lot of soda.

Wednesday: 12:12:12
12:12 on the 12th of the 12th.
I couldn’t resist.

Thursday: walking home
The afternoon after the Press Gallery party. All I wanted to do was go home and sleep. But I had a Grimes show to get to.

Friday: post-Grimes christmas lights
Arriving home from Grimes just after midnight with Christmas lights the only illumination.

Saturday: WORLD
Rude gnomes at WORLD.



24 Photos.

1st A picture of you
New glasses!

2nd A picture of you at home.
This is how the rest of the night is remembered.

3rd A picture of you with friends.
Photobooths are the best

4th A picture of someone you admire.
Oh no wait, maybe this one is
(my Mama)

5th A picture of you that was taken last summer.

6th A picture of someone you love.
Beautiful boy

7th A favourite picture of you

8th A picture from an excellent evening.
Hallowpost: Weeping Angel

9th A picture of your room.
Saturday: flat viewing AND lease signing
I don’t actually have one.

10th A picture of your favourite animal.
I love stingrays.

11th A picture of your future dreams.
Sunday: Beautiful buildings in Hampstead Heath

12th A picture of someone you miss.
Kat and Dave

13th A picture of some of your favorite things.
Friday: Red Wine and waiting on Laura

14th A picture of you that you did not know that it was taken.
Grumpy cats! (Photo blatantly stolen from @vitamink)

15th A picture of one of your favorite quotes.

16th A picture of you as a child.
Me and Mary, Queen of Scots

17th A picture of you as a teenager.
Sarah-Rose and Craig. Babysize!
I was 16! We had been dating two weeks!

18th A picture of your family.
Trying to get a family shot
Just missing Mama.

19th A picture of you today.
Getting my tatts out at work. Doesn't happen often.

20th A picture of your wish list this year.
I asked for running gear. Who the fuck am I?

21st A picture of you when you are sad.
Gawsh. That song just gets me every damn time.

22nd A picture of you when you are happy.
Blisteringly happy right now. Can you tell?

23rd A photo that best describes your mood today.
Monday: coffee with Amy

24th A photo from a previous Christmas.
Christmas 2010

366 in 2012

366 in 2012

Sunday: arriving back into Wellington
Laura and I flew back into Wellington on a weeny little plane.

Monday: cannot work out why Snoop Lion is there
It’s not exactly apparent why Snoop Dogg Lion is shilling for Adidas.

Tuesday: a no-good very bad day
Heading home after a no-good very-bad day.

Wednesday: Hobbit red carpet
The World Premiere of The Hobbit was at the end of our street – apart from peering at the red carpet in the morning I missed it entirely.

Thursday: Auckland
I flew up to Auckland, stayed in a hotel, and ended up with an amazing tattoo.

Friday: another day in Auckland
See! Auckland! I spent two days there. It was lovely. More anon.

Saturday: Christmas tree!
Back at home for the first of December.